Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona
What is the future of Arizona? In the past 24 hours, two of my friends likened our future to a Mad Max movie. Think about it… No water. Scarce gasoline, food, and shelter. Plenty of sand, guns, crazy drivers. fear, and social unrest. Rugged, every-man-for-himself individualism.
Yikes. Ya gotta admit… they’ve got a point. My only question is, given the current leadership at the state level: Is this Arizona’s post-apocalyptic future or next year?
…the world has “crumbled and…the cities have exploded;” uprisings and social disorder due to energy shortages have destabilized the country; and that “two mighty warrior tribes” had gone to war. The crumbling remnants of the government attempt to restore some form of order, but life has become a “whirlwind of looting and a firestorm of fear, in which men began to feed on men.”
In the film’s opening scene, Max Rockatansky (Mel GibsonMel Gibson) clashes with a team of marauders. Clad in his torn and dirty leather police uniform with his knee in an improvised brace after being shot in the first film, Max roams the desert in a scarred, black, supercharged Pursuit Special, scavenging for food and, especially, petrol, which has become a precious commodity. He also has a pet dog (an Australian Cattle Dog), who has been his only companion, and a rare functioning firearm — a sawn-off shotgun — the ammunition for which is also scarce. [From Wikipedia.]
[tnivideo caption=”Scenes from Mad Max: The Road Warrior” credit=”pachuco0123″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPOG1UxPRmY[/tnivideo]